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Get your fall groove on

Sept. 30: Time Sawyer performs at River Jam /Photo by Jake Rothwell

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Thursdays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman.

The CDC is recommending social distancing or, when not possible, wearing face masks that cover the nose and mouth. With the delta variant spreading  and hospitals filling up, check on  mask mandates at venues and in towns you’ll be heading to.

Submit your entertainment and event news to [email protected].

We’ve included some dates for future events you need to register for in advance. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Through Nov. 6

Mud at the Mill 

This juried show showcases both functional and sculptural works by local artists that incorporate clay. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6. Gallery hours 10 am-4pm Monday – Friday. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 21445 Catawba Ave. Free.

Through Oct. 10

Davidson Community Players: Exit Laughing

8 pm Thursday – Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Recommended for ages 12 and older.  Tickets are adult $20; senior (65-plus) $18; student (up to 21); general admission $15. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Sept. 23: REO Survivor perform at Langtree at the Lake

Sept. 23

Langtree at the Lake concert

6-9 pm. REO Survivor. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

Sept. 24

Outdoor Cinema Series

The Croods: A New Age. Robbins Park. Gate opens at 7:30 p.m., including concessions available for purchase.

 

Sept. 24: “The Croods: A New Age”

Live Under the Oaks

6-8 pm. Thirsty Horses. September is Hunger Action Month.  Each Friday in September, Birkdale Village will be collecting donations from in effort to end hunger in our community. If you bring five items at once, you will receive a special swag item. Suggested donation items:  Spaghetti, ravioli, chili, canned fish or meat, peanut butter, canned low sodium soups or stews, canned or dry beans, canned fruits in juice, canned low sodium vegetables.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Season Opener 

7:30 – 9 pm at the Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

Lecture via  Zoom meeting 

2:30 – 3:30 pm. Professor Rose Stremlau (HIS) defines terms and classroom choices, explains decolonization and strategies for including Indigenous content, addresses land recognition statements, and shares regional resources. Register for this event.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Sept. 25: Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival

Sept. 25

Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival

2-8 pm. An art crawl, which snakes through the heart of Cornelius, featuring dozens of local vendors, live street performances, shopping, amazing food and more.

2021 Veterans Park Car & Truck Show 

8 am – 1 pm. Participants are invited to cruise-in, eat, stroll and chat with the option to enter an award category for judging. All makes, models and year vehicles are welcome. 8 -10:30 am:  American Legion Post 321 will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast; donations appreciated. 8am:  Award registration opens. 10 am: Live music with The Tim Cook Band. Starting at 11 am: Sons of the Legion will have burgers, brews and not dogs  for sale.  Judging at noon with awards and closing at 1 pm. Veterans Park, Main and Maxwell streets, Huntersville. Roads set to temporarily close 7:45 am-1 pm during the event: Main Street (between Bigham Street and Huntersville- Concord Road). Use  Maxwell Avenue  or North Church Street. 

 

Sept. 25: Rivermist performs at Concerts @ the Circles

Race City Festival

9 am-5 pm. Admission is free  for this family fun, outdoor street fair in downtown Mooresville that  showcases Lake Norman’s business, music, arts, and culture scene.  There will be NASCAR displays and souvenirs, live music on the entertainment stage throughout the day, dance performances, food trucks and international food court, chain saw art, and more than 100 arts and crafts vendors.

Concerts @ the Circles

Rivermist, variety. 6-8 pm on Jetton Street in front of The Linden Apartments, Davidson.

 

Sept. 25: Lakefront Hops Festival

Lakefront Hops Festival 

3-7 pm. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

Cardio Funk

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

Sept. 26

German Elections Watch Party 

11 am – 6 pm. Join Professor Bes Ceka (Political Science), Professor  Scott Denham (German Studies), and Germany’s Honorary Consul in Charlotte Klaus Becker for live commentary and analysis on the German national election returns. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s tenure is over. Who will be the next Chancellor? Which parties will be in coalition? Polls close at noon our time. There will be German pretzels. Free, all welcome. Davidson College, Chambers Lilly Family Gallery.

Sept. 27

Digital Tactics & Demographics: Mobilization of Underrepresented Communities 

7 pm – 8:30 pm. Join alum Tatenda Musapatike ’10, CEO of Voter Formation Project as she discusses the use of digital marketing in politics, and her work with VFP in motivating communities to participate in the political process. Free and open to the public in accordance with Davidson College’s COVID policy.

Sept. 28

Davidson Reads: Jack Jung and David Dennis ’08

7- 8 pm. The Davidson College English Department  presents the 24th Annual Davidson Reads. A reading by our Visiting Assistant Professor, Jack Jung, translator and poet, and author and journalist, David Dennis ’08. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College.

 

Sept. 28: Bob Carlin performs at Davidson College

Traditional Music Series: Bob Carlin

7:30  9:30 pm. Bob Carlin has immersed himself in everything banjo. His research and performance includes the African roots of the banjo, the minstrel banjo, and various modern banjo styles. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.

Author Talk with Sheri Reynolds ’89

7-8 pm.  Sheri Reynolds ’89 will discuss her New York Times bestseller and Oprah book club selection, “The Rapture of Canaan.”  Register for the author talk to join.

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older. 

Sept. 30

River Jam 

7-10 pm. Time Sawyer concert. Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte. Free. There is a fee for parking.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 10

Davidson Community Players: Exit Laughing

8 pm Thursday – Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Recommended for ages 12 and older.  Tickets are adult $20; senior (65-plus) $18; student (up to 21); general admission $15. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Oct. 1

Huntersville Latino Night

5-9 pm. Featured bands include: North Carolina Brazilian Arts Project, Son Poquitos and UltimaNota. Local food trucks and beverages will be on site for purchase. No outside alcohol is permitted on the event grounds. Veterans Park at Main and Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

 

Oct. 1: Uncorked & Artsy

Uncorked & Artsy

6-9 pm. Features wine and beer tastings at Downtown Mooresville businesses. Regional artists also display and sell their works along Broad and  Main streets. Live music, in-tandem specials, and light appetizers are also served both inside of businesses and outside on the sidewalks.

Tickets are $25 per person and include tastings and a souvenir Downtown Uncorked & Artsy glass. The art and live music performances are free to attend. A portion of the proceeds benefits Mooresville Arts.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online, and in-person at the following businesses: 202 North Main Fine Wines, Spirits & Music Room, Four Corners Framing & Gallery, Mooresville Arts, and Southern Notions, or at the event gate beginning at 5:45pm. Check-in station will be located on Main Street between Moore and Center avenues.

Denver Days

7-10 pm  at Rescue Squad Park, 7835 Galway Ln., Denver, for Music in the Park. Free. Food Trucks on site and beer and wine for purchase. No coolers or outside beverages other than water.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Cardio Funk

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

Oct. 1-3: Tuck Fest festival

Oct. 1-3

Tuck Fest

Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through nearly 150 clinics, musical performances, races, yoga practices and more. For guests who are interested in simply experiencing the sights and sounds of Tuck Fest, there is no ticket or registration required (standard parking fees apply). To participate in one race/competition or all 35-plus, Tuck Fest race registration is a one-time flat fee that grants access to all races and competitions throughout the three day festival. Activity Passes to experience the Whitewater Center’s 30-plus available outdoor activities, as well as food and beverage options, can be purchased online or on-site.

Oct. 2

21st Annual All American Dog Show

3-6 pm. Registration is required to participate, so click here for early-bird registration (save $4 by registering online ahead of time), or you can register on the day of the event. Online registration  ends Sept. 29. In addition to fun contests, visitors are able to enjoy pet-related vendor tents, concessions, and children’s activities. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave.

Downtown Mooresville’s Festival of Food Trucks

5 pm- 8:30 pm. Food and live music in downtown Mooresville, 215 N. Main St.

Walk with a Doc

A program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a Novant physician, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.

Concerts @ the Circles

Radio Revolver, variety. 6-8 pm on Jetton Street in front of The Linden Apartments, Davidson.

16th Annual Run for Green

Register now. Davidson Land Conservancy’s Run for Green offers an in-person 5k, 10k, and half marathon, virtual run options, and a variety of volunteer opportunities. After the race, enjoy live music and mingle on the green. Race fees increase after July 31 for the half marathon and Aug. 31 for the 10k and 5k.

Denver Days

7-10 pm  at Rescue Squad Park, 7835 Galway Ln., Denver, for Music in the Park. Free. Food Trucks on site and beer and wine for purchase. No coolers or outside beverages other than water.

OTR (Old Town Revival) bike show

3-8 pm. Kenton Place, 17111 Kenton Dr., Cornelius.  Vintage and custom motorcycles, trucks, cars and bicycles.

Lost Worlds Oktoberfest

11 am – 10 pm. OOPS Polka Band.  This is a ticketed event. Food will be available. This is a 21 and older event. No dogs allowed. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd.

Oct. 2- Nov. 21: Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  2 – Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Oct. 3

Blessing of the Animals

4 pm. Blessing of the Animals service on the front lawn of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (weather permitting). Blessing of the Animals services are traditionally held near the beginning of October because it corresponds to the Feast Day of St. Francis, who was known for his kindness to animals. Bring any animals or pets you may have, and they will be prayed over. Or, maybe you’ve had a pet die recently, and you miss your pet. Come and give God thanks for the gift of your pet’s life and receive God’s healing and blessing. If you have a picture of your pet, please bring it with you. 19600 Zion Ave. 

Concerts on the Green

Dave Matthews Tribute Band. 6-8 pm on The Village Green downtown Davidson.

Taste of Birkdale Village 

1 – 5 pm. Stroll down the Parkway at Taste of Birkdale Village enjoying tastes and treats from the restaurants. 

You can find bars and various seating options scattered throughout the Grove and the Parkway. Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman will be hosting a Silent Auction in the Fountain area and proceeds from Taste of Birkdale Village will be donated to them. Enjoy live music including performances from Shelley Ruffin and Province of Thieves.

Oct. 4

Connecting Cornelius: Virtual Coffee Chat 

8:30 9:30 am. Public health, transportation and county updates. Questions may be sent in advance.  RSVP here.

Oct. 5

Live-music benefit for the Ada Jenkins Center

Doors open 6 pm. Tickets are $100 per person; available online only. Complimentary food stations, cash bar.  At 6:15 pm two talented musicians from Mo Money take the stage, providing acoustic groove and jazz. At 7:45 pm, the Southside Station band ramps up its modern country rock plus fiddle, banjo, and mandolin. Comedian Andy Forrester is host/ emcee for the evening. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Lake Norman Chamber Candidate Forum 

7 pm – 9 pm. In-person and Zoom. Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville Concord Road, Huntersville.

National Night Out 

6 – 8 pm. The Cornelius Police Department and Town of Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting National Night Out. This free public event promotes community safety and crime prevention. Partakers enjoy an evening filled with family fun, including children’s activities, food, entertainment and more. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Rd.

Oct. 5: Adult Open Gym Basketball

Oct. 5

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Oct. 7-10

Davidson Community Players: Exit Laughing

8 pm Thursday – Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Recommended for ages 12 and older.  Tickets are adult $20; senior (65-plus) $18; student (up to 21); general admission $15. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Oct. 8

2nd Friday Street Festival Series

Oktoberfest. 6-10 pm. Live music, special performances, games, vendors, food and drink. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St. Free.

Cardio Funk

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

 

Oct. 8-9

Shrine Circus

A three-ring show at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Hwy. 49 N., Concord. 7:30 pm Friday. 2 pm and 7:30 pm Saturday. $15. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 866-714-7590.

Oct. 9

Hooked on Cornelius

10 am – noon. Cornelius Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and North Carolina Wildlife Resources for this year’s fall edition of our free fishing event for ages 7-12 at Robbins Park Upper Pond, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate with their children. Fishing rods will be available for participant use during the event. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For  information and to register, visit www.cornelius.org/pr or call 704-892-6031 ext. 160. 

Concerto Competition 

10 am – 1 pm.  Davidson College students partake in the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra’s annual competition to win a performance opportunity with the orchestra on their Nov. 12 concert. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office  at 704-894-2135. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall.

Second Saturday Concerts @ The Square

Those Meddling Kids, variety.6-9 pm at South Main Square in the parking lot by The Crazy Pig, 402 S. Main St.,  Davidson.

Unplugged+Live Concert Series

5-8 pm at Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville. Register here.  This touring concert series features live performances featuring local and touring talent, live DJs, & Food Trucks. Join us outdoors and socially-distanced.

Oktoberfest at Corkscrew Birkdale

2 pm – 11:59 pm. 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration.  16916  Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville.

Oct. 9

Last day for Mt. Zion BBQ pre-orders

Mt. Zion’s 82nd Annual BBQ will be  take-out only and advance orders being taken for BBQ by the pound for $12 and pints of coleslaw for $5. Pre-orders are needed by Oct. 9 for the take-out event Nov. 6.

Click here   to purchase your pre-orders, which will be available for pick up on the day of the BBQ.

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  9 – Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Oct. 10

Jewish Deli Fest 

Noon – 4 pm. Bringing Jewish deli delights to Davidson. Food, culture, dancing, music, entertainment, activities, arts and craft, kugel contest. The Village Green, 119 S. Main St., Davidson.

Oct. 12

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Oct. 13

We Banjo 3

7:30 pm. This Galway and Nashville-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley. Their music is a passionate blend of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, world music and pop. Davis Theatre, Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St S, Concord. Tickets: $39.

Oct. 15

Nature Walk

2-4 pm. Laura Domingo, a naturalist with Mecklenburg County will be leading the walk through Ramsey Creek Park, Nantz Road, providing information about the park’s beautiful wildlife. Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. Should space remain, onsite registration will be available event day on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 pm. For  information and to register, visit www.cornelius.org/pr or call 704-892-6031 ext. 160.

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint instructors provide materials and walk you through painting a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a positive and judgment-free environment. Artists are welcome to bring a favorite beverage to get the creative juices flowing. Only beer and wine are permitted, and a $10 corkage fee applies. Registration required.  Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Oct. 16

Oktoberfest Festival 

Noon – 5 pm.  Festival at DaVeste Vineyard, 155 Lytton Farm Rd., Troutman. Food trucks, craft

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  16 – Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Oct. 17

Concerts on the Green

Kids in America, Totally 80s Tribute. 6-8 pm on The Village Green downtown Davidson.

Oct. 16

Guns and Hoses Softball Game

2 pm. Come join the Cornelius Police Department & Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue for our Annual Guns & Hoses Charity Softball Game. A home run derby will begin at 2pm and the softball game will begin immediately after. Cheer on your local first-responders as they compete for the Guns & Hoses Trophy. There will also be activities for kids, food trucks and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will be donated to Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center and the Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund.  Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Rd.

Oct. 19

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Oct. 22

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Oct.  23

9th Annual Laketoberfest Music & Brew Fest 

4-9 pm.  This annual community event features live music, beer from local NC breweries, food trucks, kid’s zone and activities, free admission and parking. Event proceeds to benefit the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Rd.

Concerts @ the Circles

ACE Party Band, dance variety. 6-8 pm on Jetton Street in front of The Linden Apartments, Davidson.

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  23 – Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

North Carolina Cyclocross

At Fisher Farm in Davidson. NCCX strongly recommends getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the wearing of masks covering nose and mouth when not racing will be expected, along with social distancing and other guidelines recommended by USAC.

Oct. 24

Halloween in Huntersville 

4 – 7 pm with free entertainment including balloon twisters, airbrush tattoos, games, local craft vendors. A costume contest starts at 5:30 pm. Award Categories: Cutest Baby (age 1 and younger), Best Costume (ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-13, 14-17),  Best Homemade Costume, Best Adult Costume (ages 18+) and Best Family Costume. Food trucks will be onsite with food & beverage available for purchase. Huntersville Athletic Park,  11720 Verhoeff Dr.

Oct. 26

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Oct. 27

NoteWorthy concert

7:30 pm. Harvey Cummings II with Kari Giles (violin) and Jeremy Lamb (cello). The performance can be viewed with Facebook Live at Facebook.com/wdavclassical.

Oct. 29

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  30 – Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Nov. 2

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Nov. 4

Davidson College Music Department

7:30 pm. Traditional Series: Kruger Brothers. Their songs are original but entirely within the heart of the spirit of traditional Appalachian music. For tickets, follow the link or call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Nov. 5

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Nov. 6

Mt. Zion’s 82nd Annual BBQ

10 am. Hot plates including BBQ, slaw, yams, bread and sauce, as well as individual BBQ sandwiches will  be served to-go. Weather permitting, dining will be available on the front lawn.

BBQ for $12 a pound and coleslaw, for $5 a pint will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis until sold out

Pre-orders can be picked up starting at 10 am.

Walk with a Doc

A program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a Novant physician, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.

Nov. 9

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Nov. 12

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Nov.13

Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

10 am. Downtown Huntersville. Awards for best float/group in various categories.

Nov. 16

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Nov. 19

Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint instructors provide materials and walk you through painting a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a positive and judgment-free environment. Artists are welcome to bring a favorite beverage to get the creative juices flowing. Only beer and wine are permitted, and a $10 corkage fee applies. Registration required.  Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Nov. 20

Langtree Lake Norman Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

5:30 pm. Come out for a night of Christmas fun. Enjoy the festive atmosphere as we light the 40-foot tower tree. evening will include a special guest, Santa Claus, train rides, kid’s activities, food and merchandise vendors.

Nov. 23

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Nov. 26

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm. Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Nov. 29 – Dec. 10

Santa’s Mailbox 

Bring your letter for Santa to the Cornelius Arts Center and send it on an express journey to the North Pole. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and Santa will write you back. You can also drop off after regular business hours at the outdoor mail intake. Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Nov. 30

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Dec. 3

Cocoa with Santa 

10 am-noon. Children will enjoy an exciting morning filled with photo opportunities with Santa, holiday arts and crafts, cookies, and cocoa. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Dec. 3

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

5 pm – 8 pm. Special night of shopping on Fridays. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather).  Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Dec. 4

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House 

10 am – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting  stone ground grits, and a chance to win  weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather). Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Walk with a Doc

A program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a Novant physician, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.

Dec. 5

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

1pm – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting our stone ground grits, and a chance to win our weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Activities: Outdoor vendors (depending on weather), photos with Santa Claus on Sundays only with appointment. Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Dec. 10

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Dec. 10

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

5 pm – 8 pm. Special night of shopping on Fridays. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather).  Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Dec. 11

Music at the Mill

Seth Walker is often cited as one of the most prolific contemporary Americana artists on the scene today. He’s a multi-dimensional talent who combines a gift for melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true-blue knack for getting around on the guitar. Tickets are $45. Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Dec. 11

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House 

10 am – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting  stone ground grits, and a chance to win  weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather). Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Dec. 12

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

1pm – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting our stone ground grits, and a chance to win our weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Activities: Outdoor vendors (depending on weather), photos with Santa Claus on Sundays only with appointment. Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Dec. 16

Unplugged+Live Concert Series

5-8 pm at Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville. Register here.  This touring concert series features live performances featuring local and touring talent, live DJs, & Food Trucks. Join us outdoors and socially-distanced.

Dec. 17 

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

5 pm – 8 pm. Special night of shopping on Fridays. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather).  Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint instructors provide materials and walk you through painting a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a positive and judgment-free environment. Artists are welcome to bring a favorite beverage to get the creative juices flowing. Only beer and wine are permitted, and a $10 corkage fee applies. Registration required.  Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Dec.  18

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House 

10 am – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting  stone ground grits, and a chance to win  weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather). Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Dec. 19

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

1pm – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting our stone ground grits, and a chance to win our weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Activities: Outdoor vendors (depending on weather), photos with Santa Claus on Sundays only with appointment. Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Feb. 10-13, 2022

Mid Atlantic Boat Show

9 pm Thursday and Friday; 10 am to 9 pm Saturday; 10 am to 5 pm Sunday. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Admission is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors 60 and older and military; $5 for ages 6-12; and free for children 5 and younger.

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